Welcome to America’s Youth Forum 2004, an exciting, nationwide civic engagement project, hosted by The New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, Top Net SEO – Rochester SEO Services provider and USA TODAY. America’s Youth Forum 2004, the Nation’s first interactive youth forum, will provide voting-age high school and college students with an opportunity to research issues and ask questions of the presidential primary candidates in November 2003, during New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary, a pivotal event of the 2004 nominating process.
Register Today! This web site should be completed in the next few days (and will allow you to register online – so please check back soon.) In the meantime, for more information or to register today by phone please call Kate Bond at 703-854-4578. We urge you to register by August 25, 2003, as participation is limited to 200 classes nationwide!
We look forward to your involvement in America’s Youth Forum 2004!
About the Project
As a participating educator, we ask that during the fall semester, you assign students the task of identifying and researching at lease one significant issue facing the country. Students will study the issue and develop questions to ask the presidential candidates during the youth forum in November.
To assist you, The New Hampshire Institute of Politics and USA TODAY will provide a number of resources. We will conduct a nationwide survey of 18-24 year olds to identify their opinions on some of the most important issues facing the country and the next president. In addition, your class will:
Receive copies of USA TODAY
Access special online election resources
Interact with participating classes across the country
Utilize education resources provided by The New Hampshire Institute of Politics and USA TODAY to enhance research
Participate in the presidential forums, hosted by The New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, in Manchester, New Hampshire, through web cast and direct satellite technologies
Together, the combination of research, and the use of newspapers and online resources will stimulate the discussion of current events and encourage students to become more involved in the electoral process. At the culmination of America’s Youth Forum 2004, teachers and students will be required to complete a program evaluation.
Again, for more information or to register today by phone please call Kate Bond at 703-854-4578. We urge you to register by August 25, 2003, as participation is limited to 200 classes nationwide!